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Terrapin Tree HuggerTerrapin Tree Hugger

Brewed by:
Terrapin Beer Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by elgiacomo on 07-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.09/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. best before the 2nd week of October in 2013.

A: very clear. crystal clear in fact. chestnut brown. head is slightly off-white and frothy. good retention and lacing.

S: a lot of caramel malt. rich. toffee even. I gotta say im getting a minor diacetyl here as well. underneath all this sweet caramel grain. virtually no hop aroma.

T: a little bit of caramel. a minor roast too. slightly metallic throughout the entire drink and especially in the finish. not getting as much diacetyl as I did on the nose, however still a little bit present. lingering caramel.

M: average/moderate carb on a light/medium body.

D: OK brew, but not that great. I would say this misses the mark on being an altbier stylistically. otherwise, really not that great of a brew regardless. pass from this guy.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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3.61/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a deep deep amber into my cbx globe glass. Nice looking one finger dense tan head, ok retention, fantastic lacing.

S - grassy, fruity, sweet toasted caramel malts, lemon, bready and earthy.

T - grassy earthy citrusy up front, metallic and bready toasty malts follow, finish is earthy bitterness. Acetic/metallic flavors linger, not really desirable.

M - fairly light body, decently carbonated fairly refreshing.

O - decent for sure but the metallic flavors knock it down a bit

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.47/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

wasnt sure what to expect out of this tree hugger. it pours a cloudy brown. the smell is mild not too much going on. the flavor is malty and bitter up front but quickly fades to smoothness, which makes this ale very drinkable. id buy this again. the full flavor up front is enough to satisfy a beer lover- but the mild end makes you go back for more.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured vigorously into a chalice

A- pours a gorgeous, deep amber color with quite a nice 3 inches of off white, frothy foam head. Great head retention and beautiful lacing all around the glass. I was quite impressed with the appearance in general of this brew.

S- initially some metallic, alkalinity detected on the nose, however as I continue to sip it dissipates and begins to smell a bit biscuity with malty aromas.

T- tastes metallic at first, but after a few sips I detect the earthy hops and the bready malts. Honestly tastes quite clean, almost like a lager would taste, even though it is indeed an ale.

M- feels a bit gritty on the tongue at first, but this eventually dissipates and begins to have a sweetness to it as I continue to sip.

O- Well balanced brew. Not the best Alt I've had in my lifetime, but it definitely has potential, and at 5.1% it definitely is sessionable. Some beers kill the palete, but this one definitely allows for additional flavors. Good beer to use for a multi-style tasting!

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3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - A very clear hazelnut brown with a 1/4 inch of sticky head that settles to a nice lace ring.
S - Caramel malt and toasted malt goodness with very little hops. Smells balanced.
T - One great Altbier it has mild toasted malt meets caramel malt goodness. I like how it has some herbal tea notes but they are on the back end and also balanced.
M - Light to medium in body, good carbonation, and not watery like most Altbier's

Overall pick it up they make pretty great beer and I am glad to see Altbier is one of the styles they got down pat!

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz. My bottle said 5.1%. Rusty amber pour, finger of dark cream head. Retained really well.

Aroma, bready, light pumpernickel. Earthy peat and lager yeast. Light toasted nuttiness.

Taste, again quite bready, but more balancing herbal hop bitterness. Some mild caramel and almond like nut. Not necessarily exciting, but quite to style.

Nice flavorful session lager. Lighter body, middle of the carbonation spectrum, right where it should be. Maybe just a tad thin. Obviously, you will need to like the style to like this beer.
Not quite up there with Old Mecklenburg copper and Arbor brewing old 23 alt as my favorites. But still good.

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Terrapin Tree Hugger from Terrapin Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 383 ratings
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